PYRE OR PILLORY,
Each of these ancient punishments were conceived by authority, administered by authority, potently publicized as a “cure all” for social ills and forthwith utilized by authority. The Kings justifications are always the same.:
1. Assists the authority and law enforcement.
2. To protect the public.
Eventually, through obvious misuse, the common folk come to understand that the use is inherently destructive to civil society and not in their best interest. Ultimately each method is dispatched by common folk as abhorrent thinking.